I woke up on this Mother's Day and decided to share about us, mothers in the world and I'm not just talking about human mothers. What really got me to decide to share this blog was after seeing a The Dodo Facebook video post come up on my feed. It was of a mother bear trying to get her four cubs across the road.
I've said this 100 times before and I'll say it again. God gave me two boys to teach me patience and I really believe that and was reminded of the patience that mothers have to have with and for their children when I watched The Dodo video. This amazing mother, for sure, stopped traffic to make sure her baby cubs crossed the road safely. With one cub in her mother, she tried to have the other three cubs follow her but they didn't get what she want them to do; so she went back to them with the 4th still in her mouth to try to get them to follow her/mommy. It took her going back and forth about 3 times until all but one of them got it. The 4th one didn't follow, but instead climbed the poll where he stood instead of following the mother, brothers and sisters across the street. So of course, here comes mommy again to grab him up and get him across the road safely to his brothers and sisters. Patience! The video warmed my heart because of how caring, patient and nurturing mother's of all species are.
I think back to my days growing up and how much my mother had to be patient with me. While I was her only child, it was still a lot of work for her. When you have a child that is very very very opinionate, like I was and still am, you've got to have some thick patience skin and skills and I thank my mother for having and/or developing them for me. As a mother myself, I tend to think I am not as patient as I should be but then try not to beat myself up because I know I'm doing the best job that I can as a mother and my children show me that I am with their love towards me.
A Mom's Nutrition
On this Mother's Day, I received this image and thought This is so spot on! If you or I didn't have these "nutrients" in us before we became mothers, then they pretty much became automatically infused in us once we did and we didn't even know it! Isn't that amazing?! Multi-tasking is one of our greatest strengths that no one can touch! LOL! We got the food on the stove or table ready/almost ready to be eaten while helping our children with their homework, while doing laundry, while making a quick phone call to make sure something gets taken care of, while....Well you get my point! Mothers are soooo damn hard working and our reward is the love we receive from our children. That's all we need to feel satisfied. It's the hardest job in the world and the best job in the world. It's the only one that we do for free with so much joy in our hearts because of the results we get; wonderful children that we take/took a part in raising.
Here is a poem I will share on this Mother's Day.
Mom, you're a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.
You're patient when I'm foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You're the mast of every task.
You're dependable source of comfort;
You're my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.
I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You'd be the one I'd select!
By Joanna Fuchs
Good mother poems often ask how Mom can love so much and do so much. This is a poem for mom that gives her the credit she is due.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in the world, of all species!
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